»The Green Corridor« Split 12" Series opens up with Oneida contributing two experimental drones matching the idea behind the series exactly—a platform to give the artist the possibility to expose rather experimental approaches to their own sounds. Those tracks are a representation of Oneida’s transitional period between »Rated O« and »Absolute II«. Noise, space and unhinged recontextualization of characteristic Oneida tropes hint at what would be forthcoming with the final chapter in the »Thank Your Parents« construct.
If Pterodactyl’s sophomore record, »Worldwild«, was based on a feeling that struck them while on tour two years ago—a feeling that leaves the lingering notion of being on a family vacation through a colourful new reality—then what could the experience or idea behind Pterodactyl’s four songs of this record be? Did they stay in Brooklyn, practice and reminisce over the best parts of hanging out with friends in parks and at gigs, sipping cold drinks on hot summer nights and feel good about themselves, with no worries whatsoever?
The spazzy noise punk has long gone anyway, only present in sound, not composition, while the psychedelic parts are far more lose, warm and unmistakably rural in an urban way. They’ve tried hard before, now they go for confident and perfectly executed mind-bending bliss with just enough hints of harshness.
These Songs might be based on experiences or ideas like the aforementioned »Worldwild«, but who knows? It feels more like it comes from a created space of experiences within themselves, where good, clean fun never grew up. A place that offers so much more than a tour trip out of town or a rollercoaster ride.
released 24 March 2010
Catalog Number: AVM 035
Recorded & mixed by Oneida at Ocropolis, New York, NY; Recorded & mixed by Pterodactyl, New York, NY; Mastered by Sandro Lorenz, Rosswein; Designed by BJ Warshaw & Marie Rossettie, New Jersey, NJ